Lehigh Gorge State Park

A kayaker braves whitewater at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania.

Whitewater Boating

Whitewater boaters enjoy the class II and III rapids in the steep gorge lined with rocks and trees.

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Top 10 Things to do

There are dozens of fun activities at Lehigh Gorge State Park, but here's a list to get you started.


A deep, steep-walled gorge carved by a river, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.

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Maps and Downloadables

This is a generic map of a park.Below are many of the maps and publications for this park. You can read them or download them and might need special software (all free) to view the publications.

You must have the free Adobe Reader to view the maps and brochures that are in pdf format (.pdf).

Alternate versions of the text of the brochures are in rich text and text formats. Click on the files to view them. To download (.rtf) files:
For Windows users, right click on the link then left click on "Save target as" to download the file to your computer. For Mac users, hold down the "Options" button and click on the link, then select "Save" to download the file to your computer.

Recreational Guide

Lehigh Gorge State Park Map (.pdf) (1,442 kb, 5/12) 
Lehigh Gorge State Park Recreational Guide (.pdf) (2,402 kb, 5/12)
    large print version of the guide text (.rtf)

Direction Maps

White Haven Directions Map (.pdf) (54 kb, 3/11)
Rockport Directions Map (.pdf) (37 kb, 3/11)
Glen Onoko Directions Map (.pdf) (68 kb, 3/11)

The Interactive GIS Map uses Geographic Information Systems to create a map that does not need to be downloaded and features driving directions, searchable park amenities and customizable maps. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.